Thursday, October 19, 2017



TIME: 6:30-8:30
COST: $54.00
KITS TO GO ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST-you will just need to have ink pads for stamping

The holidays are upon us!
Please come get festive with me as we create 10 holiday gift tags, 10 holiday greeting cards (perfect for holiday greetings, thank you notes or even just thinking of you notes to use all winter long) and a fabulous 2-page holiday theme layout!
We will be creating these projects using the Close To My Heart Cut Above Kits. These kits come with all the parts and pieces needed to create very cool projects!
I will show you how to take the Cut Above kits and elevate it by adding embellishments and a few cricut cuts.
These projects will make wonderful gifts to give to anyone and everyone, too!
Kids of all ages can put these fabulous kits together with ease.
Grab some friends or a child(ren) and join me as we put these projects together while listening to some festive music and nibbling on festive treats! As an added treat- my mom will be joining in on this festive fun time together!
Your Class Kit Contents:
*Cut Above “Noelle” Layout Kit
*Cut Above Merry Everything Card Kit
*Cut Above Merry Everything Tag Kit
*Gold Glitter Gems Package
*Bashful Pearl Package
*assortment of cricut cuts and ribbon
*”Merry Everything “M” Stamp
Optional Add-On Products
*Cranberry Stamp Pad: $9.20
*New England Ivy Stamp Pad: $9.20
*3-d Foam Tape: $6.90
*Thin 3-D Foam Dots (NEW!): $4.60
*Micro-Tip Scissors: $12.50

Monday, October 9, 2017

October Card Classes

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time:  1-2:30
Cost:  $15 or FREE with a $35 order

Join me on this Sunday afternoon to create 5 cards.
All papers are pre-cut.  Bring your favorite adhesives and enjoy assembling 5 card kits!
Envelopes Included!

Immediately following the monthly card class I am hosting a super fun Fall Card Theme Workshop!
I will guide you in creating 24 standard size cards 
(2 each of 12 designs)
using the trendy “Falling For You”paper pack.

Falling For You Card Workshop
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time:  2:30-4:30
Basic Kit: $35.00
r.s.v.p on/before WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th
All paper is pre-cut for you!
Bring your favorite adhesives with you, along with scissors
Kits To Go Are Available!

Your basic kit includes:
*1/2 Falling For You Paper pack
*1 Sheet of gold foil paper
*Bronze Sequins Pack
*Gold & White Twine
2 sheets Espresso Card Stock
2 sheets White Daisy Cardstock

Optional Add-On Products:
*Falling For You Stamp Set & Thin Cut Bundle:  $32.30
*Falling For You Stamp Set: $16.10
*Ink Pads (Espresso, Saffron, Goldrush) $9.20 each
*Markers (Marigold, Goldren Yellow, Clay, Leaf Green, Sap Green):  $6.90 each
*Black Journaling Pen: $3.80
*Micro-Tip Scissors: $12.50

3-D Foam Tape: $6.90

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"CHRISTMAS TUNES" - October Stamp of the Month

The October Stamp of the Month "Christmas Tunes" is SO MUCH FUN to play with!!!!  There are so many possibilities!  This stamp set consists of 7 images.  The item number is S1710.  You can purchase this for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 order.

I had some fun cutting out the center of the snow globe image and adding the dog from the "Punny Pals" stamp set I shared with you yesterday (D1751).  The Santa Hat on the dog came from another stamp set- "Beary Christmas-Scrapbooking."  A tip for you- look through your collection of stamp sets to find images that can be combined with each other.  The santa hat that the bear is wearing in the "Beary Christmas" stamp set is perfect for all the animals in the "Punny Pals" stamp set.  I simply cut the hat off the bear and then stamped the image, colored it and cut it out.  Then adhered it to the dog.  Isn't he cute?  He kinda reminds me of MAX the dog on How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Monday, October 2, 2017

October CTMH NEWS!


Oh how I love this time of year!  The temperature here in Charleston has dropped some, pumpkins are popping up everywhere, the leaves are changing colors, the festivals and celebrations...I love it all!

Do you know what else I love...the beginning of a NEW MONTH and all the fabulous NEW stamp sets and product Close To My Heart offers to us!  And boy! Do they have some pretty fu things for us this month!

I also have a pretty cool offer to the first person who responds to it!
I have a $40 off coupon for a brand new consultant kit that is going to expire on OCTOBER 6th---just 5 days from now! The new consultant kit ($200.00 value) is usually $75 for new consultants so this coupon reduces the cost of a new kit to just $35!! If you have been considering joining CTMH to earn free products or get significantly reduced scrapbooking and card making supplies or to earn that extra income ....this is a perfect time! With my coupon you would receive $200 worth of product in your starter kit, $50 in select product credit to spend on new product you choose, AND the SHARE A SMAIL CARD KIT (details about this October special are below) for just $35! You will be amazed at what a steal it is! I have just the one coupon I have earned and it goes to the first person who wants to join my team and get started having fun!!

Contents of the starter kit:
*Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty. 1)
 *2” x 61⁄2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty. 1)
 *1” x 31⁄2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1002, qty. 1)
 *2” x 2" My Acrylix® Block (Y1003, qty. 1)
 *Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty. 1)
*My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty. 1)
*My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty. 1)
*Bonding MemoriesTM Broad Tip Glue Pen (1512, qty. 1)
*3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty. 1)
*Round Sponge (Z697, qty. 1)
*Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 1 pack of 25)
 *Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1181, qty. 5)
*Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1181, qty. 5) *Cardstock Sampler (W1180, qty.1)
*Fundamental Paper Packets Sampler (W1181, qty.1
*Holiday Expressions Paper Packets Sampler (W1182, qty. 
*Petite Perks TM You Amaze Me Stamp Set (W2038, qty. 3)
*My Acrylix® Party Time Gathering Stamp Set (W1154, qty. 1)

*Desk Pad (W1140, qty. 1 pack of 50) 


With the purchase of every “Punny Pals” stamp set,  Close To My Heart is donating $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342)
1 – Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (set of 13) 
32 – 3" x 3" white card bases 
32 – 3" x 3" white envelopes 
10 – cardstock sheets (Bashful, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Thistle, White Daisy, Gold Glitter) 
Cutting guide and assembly instructions 
Retail Value: $48.69 
Discounted Price: $39.95 

Share a Smiles Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1343)
32 – 3" x 3" white card bases 
32 – 3" x 3" white envelopes 

Thin Cuts-Punny Pals (CC1340) 
13 metal dies; coordinates with My Acrylix® 

Punny Pals stamp set (D1751)Stamp set sold separately. 

For Hostess: Hosting a Close To My Heart event is even more rewarding in October! When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than November 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free to contact me to schedule an in-home or online party.

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in October will receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $48.69 value, totally free! Feel free to contact me for more information on joining my team.

Round-up Matching: Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

Lucky Winners: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!

* Close To My Heart will match round-up donations made in October up to $10,000 USD. Offer available October 1–October 31, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October Scrapbook Class!

 am so excited about my October Scrapbook Class!!!! I had so much fun creating with the Cats & Bats papers that I am offering 2 different kits for our October. You can choose one or, if you are like me, BOTH! We are creating with the "Cats & Bats" kit. The more I played with these papers the more in love I fell!
The October class will meet on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th 6:30-8:30 (9:30 if you are creating both kits. 
The shopping list for both kits is below, as well as pictures of the layouts for kit #1 and #2. The first 5 photos are created wit Kit #1. The last 3 layouts are created with Kit #2. Fellow consultant Shannon Baker is the mastermind behind the layouts we will create with kit #2. 
Please let me know what kit or kits you would like on/before MONDAY. 
I hope you like these pages as much as I do. I am planning to add photos we take when my parents come for their annual visit at the end of October!
CATS & BATS  Kit #1
5 two-page layouts
COST: $38.10
Kit Contents:
Cats & Bats Paper Pack
Cats & Bats Coordinating Cardstock
Cats & Bats Complements
Cats & Bats Dots
Black Shimmer Trim
White Cardstock-4 sheets
Black Cardstocks- 1 sheet
White Cardstock-5 sheets
Stamp of the Month: Christmas Tunes (Set of 7 images): $5 with a minimum $50 order

CATS & BATS Kit #2
3 two-page non halloween layouts
COST: $38.00
Kit Contents
Cats & Bats Paper Pack
Cats & Bats Coordinating Cardstock
Black Cardstock- 1 sheet
Pebble Cardstock- 1 sheet
White Daisy- 6 sheets
Cats & Bats Dots
BlackShimmer Trim
Stamp of the Month: Christmas Tunes (Set of 7 images): $5 with a minimum $50 order
*Not included in this kit (please order if you wish to own your own)
*black ink pad
*pebble inked
*goldrush inkpad
*emerald ink pad
*Cricut “You Are Here” Cartridge and Cricut “Flower Market” cartridge

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Personal Photo Journal/Yearbook


I am excited to offer you a very fun, easy and VALUABLE experience that you (and your loved ones) will treasure for many years to come.
In this age where everyone is filling their phones up with photos, text messages and snap chat posts, NOW is the time to get those memories off phones and document them in a hands-on tangible keepsake before they are lost FOREVER.

I am here to help!  Please let me offer my services to you in creating YOUR PERSONAL YEARBOOK.  I will provide you with a selection of supplies each time we meet and guide participants in creating a one page layout (sometimes a 2-page layout)  using the product in your kit.  Each project will also have an option to purchase a “BETTER” or “BEST” kit.  So you can make your one-page stories as simple as you please OR step them up by adding various optional products.  
At each session I will:
 *demonstrate a new technique/tool/idea and then the remaining time together will be spent working on your own personal stories.  
*set up an embellishment and “add-on” product buffet that you can purchase a-la-cart product from to enhance your pages, if you wish.
*offer my help to those who need guidance as participants tell their stories through this creative process.  
You can add more than just photos to your Personal Yearbook
*tickets stubs *cards *report cards *ribbons *certificates earned *medals

I will supply:
  *use of my stamp sets *ink pads *cricuit machine & cartridges, 

Ideas of what to document:
*All About Me Page*Rush Events*Fall Activities*Field Trips*Sporting Events*Dances/Formals*Dorm Room*Campus*Friends*Family*Your City/Town*Hobbies
*Favorites: food, color, books, movies, snacks…

The Basic Kit for each session will cost about $3.00
Deluxe Kits will be available to those wanting to add more to their yearbook.
These kits will consist of the Basic Kit Items, as well as, some more product.  This kit will be in the $7-$10 range
The Ultimate Kit will consist of some higher products (Ex: organizers, tools, etc).

There is a Start-Up Fee of $35.00

*This will cover:
 6 x 8 Everyday Life Binder
(you can choose a black/white stripe or a bashful (blush) pink.  Seagrass Green (mint green) is available only while supplies last.
*A Variety Pack of 6 x 8 Page Protectors
*Dual Action Glue Pen
*Black Journaling Pen

Please Contact me to Sign Up Today!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Exciting Happenings in September!


It's September 1st and that calls for a celebration!  The Close To My Herat Holiday Expressions Idea Book went live this morning!   This 68-page publication is full with fabulous new stamp sets perfect for the fall and winter holidays, every day moments and celebrations galore.  The new paper designs are tremendously trendy to spotlight your  treasured photographs AND for creating those special cards for those close to your heart, not to mention also being perfect for all your paper crafting projects.  The new accessories will totally take all your projects to the next level!  If you do not have copies of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and/or the holiday Expressions Idea book please let me know.  The Idea books are just $5.00 (you are required to pay the postage cost if I have to mail the books to you) but I will apply a $5 discount to all those who place a mimimim $25 order.  

Several years ago CTMH declared September NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH.  To celebrate, they have come out with an innovative card kit available this month only.  

The "From The Heart Card Kit" contains materials for creating 12 interactive cards, including foil-stampeded card bases and an exclusive My Acrylic Stamp Set.  Yhe set is designed to make it easy to create beautiful, rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images and thoughtful sentiments.  The card kit also includes envelopes and step-by-step instructions and is available at a 20% discount off the retail price!  Brighten someone's day with a hand-stamped card From the Heart.  The retail value is $43.90 but you only pay $34.90.  You can also buy additional card bases and envelopes to make even more cards ($13.95).  Or you can also buy the From The Heart stamp set separately for $29.95.

The stamp of the month for September is called "Feel So Blessed."  It is a set of 26 images that you will use all year long for so many different occasions and themes.  

My goal this year is to meet and share my love of CTMH will as many individuals possible.  I am currently scheduling private parties for everyone who would like to invite family and friends for a morning, afternoon or evening out.  These private parties can be held right here at my home in my studio, if you would like-no cleaning for you and ample space for all your guests to come play and create a fun simple project.  I have a special gift for all those who decide to help me and host a party.  This is my way of saying THANK YOU for helping me to spread the CTMH love , as well as, to help pay for my children's tuitions.  

I am working on a handful of fun classes revolving around fall, Halloween, Christmas and holidays.  My monthly scrapbook club will kick off this month using the "JACK" Workshop Your Way kit, followed by each of the 4 new kits in the Holiday Expressions.  There is still time to join the club and take advantage of the club member perks.  The classes are also available to those not in the club and those who can not attend the actual classes by purchasing a Kit To Go and putting it together in the comfort of your own home.  If you are interested please let me know!

My monthly card club will be starting up again.  Each month we will create 5 different cards.  The $15 class fee covers all products needed.  All you need to bring is your favorite adhesives.  If you place a minimum $35 order at the monthly class the $15 registration fee will be waived.  

I am also working on some specialty classes, as well!  Details will be coming soon!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

August Scrapbook Class: Prickly Pear!


I am in love with the August Scrapbook layouts my scrapbook classes will be creating! We will be working with the Prickly Pear Kit. I never knew how much I loved cactus until I started creating with this kit!
Our August Class will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd 6:30-9:00.
A new scrapbook club will begin in September. All those who sign up receive a FREE COPY of the New ANNUAL INSPIRATION IDEA BOOK that goes live August 1st. As well as the Holiday Expressions Idea book that comes out September 1st. You can participate in person or via mail! Have a friend I do not know sign up with you and you BOTH will receive a FREE GIFT from me!
I also wanted to remind you about the July Special happening right now. It's STAMPAGANZA MONTH! For every 2 stamp sets you purchase, you will receive a 3rd stamp set FREE! The lowest price stamp set will be the free stamp set. CTMH has also brought back some of the most popular stamp sets from the past.